The 2006 Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival Lineup.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006 – 9AM to 11PM

The inaugural Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival was a day-long ‘Festival of Stories’ event offering morning workshops, an open mike, an afternoon sampler, music and an evening storytelling concert. This first-of-its-kind event included five nationally-renowned storytellers, led by the wonderful Bil Lepp. Bil has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and is five-time West Virginia Liar’s Champion. A very funny man, he has been telling tales for 15 years, during which time he has been featured at festivals all across the country. Come hear him.

The Storytellers.

Gerald Fierst
Gerald has appeared throughout the US, in England, and in Asia telling original stories, stories from his own Jewish tradition, and stories from world folklore. He is artistic director of the Jewish Storytelling Center in NYC and Co-director of the MidAtlantic Storytellers’ Gathering.

Ray Gray
Ray has over thirty years of experience telling stories about everything from coal mining folklore to gold rush tall tales, from Irish fairy tales to Native American totem pole fables, from classic Greek mythology to personal stories of growing up in rural Pennsylvania.

Bil Lepp
Bil headlined for us in this very-first event. He’s been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival, and is five-time Liar’s Champion of West Virginia. A very funny man, Bil has been telling tales for 15 years. During that time he has been featured at storytelling festivals across the country.

Debra Pieri
Debra’s repertoire includes a mixture of traditional tales and stories crafted from her own life experience, and always resonates with a combination of open-hearted compassion, earthy humor and bittersweet sadness. A student of life’s mysteries, she’s been telling stories since 1981. Debra also served as Master of Ceremonies.

Performing original works and lore from African and African American traditions, Tahira is a “Musical-ologist.” She mixes a heapin' of the spoken word, a fistful of soul-stirring vocals, flavored with rhythmic percussion. She is a caretaker of culture, hoarder of history and transmitter of tradition.

The Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival is the anchor event in Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church's Community Outreach Calendar of Events. It's fun. It's Family-friendly. And it's FREE! So forward this web address to your family, friends, neighbors and associates. But encourage them  to register today, because space is limited.

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The original Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival T-Shirt, from 2006.

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